Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

Actually, it was yesterday and I had a post all typed up but we lost internet before I could publish it.

Yesterday was hot, hot, hot! We went uptown in the morning because I was starting to feel a little shack whacky and needed to get out of the house. We only rented a vehicle while our friends were here. For the last 3 weeks of our stay, we're without wheels so that means we haven't really gone anywhere.

We took a dip in the pool when we got back and another one after we had lunch and a siesta.

We went to Flamingo's, my favourite restaurant and I had the Yucatecan chicken, my favourite dish. Senor B told Vincente, our fabulous waiter, that it was my birthday. The lights in the restaurant dimmed and the traditional Mexican birthday song started playing. Then he brought me a dessert with a candle in it. I had to make a wish and blow out the candle, same as we do in Canada. The two gentlemen at the table next to us applauded. I guess that must be traditional? The dessert was kind of like cheesecake but it wasn't that. Maybe it was flan? It was ok but it wasn't delicious.

After we got back, we went for another splash in the pool. This was about 9pm and we were the only ones there. It was so quiet and peaceful.

Our neighbour Liz brought over a beautiful bouquet of chrysanthemums with a bird of paradise. I got emails and ecards from friends and family. Senor B and I don't generally buy gifts for each other anymore. I took a photo of the 32C showing on the thermometer and of our vista of the Gulf and tried to post it. Being able to spend my birthday here instead of with the snow back home is gift enough for me.


  1. Happy Birthday, Glad you had a warm one!

  2. Happy Birthday Barb! Who cares about cake and presents when we can live here in this beautiful climate.

  3. Thanks for the wishes. Rainie, you're exactly right.

  4. A belated Happy Birthday to you. Glad you had a good day, even though you are visiting here in the winter time lol, gotta love it don't you?

  5. Thanks, Brenda. Yes, I completely love it!

  6. Happy belated birthday Barb. I am enjoying your vacation. It helps ward off the cold here when I read your descriptions and stories and imagine being back there soon.

  7. Thanks, Debbie. I'm enjoying my vacation, We're here for another 2 weeks. It seems like a long time but it'll go by way too quickly.


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